Is This Disney Cast Member In Character or Did He Really Mean What He Said?

Pirates Walt Disney World
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing! The separately ticket nighttime soiree returns this year to delight Disney fans of all ages for the spooky season on select nights from August 12 to October 31, 2022.

Among the fan-favorite offerings returning to the event are Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Fireworks, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, trick-or-treating around the Park, attraction overlays, Disney character meet and greets, exclusive eats, merchandise, photo ops, and more.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Several new elements were also added this year! New lighting and effects adorn the Mad Tea Party, putting a delightful spin on the classic attraction. An original soundtrack dons the popular roller coaster ride Space Mountain with added special effects to give it new life for Halloween!

Another new addition is a party featuring some of Disney Junior’s most popular characters. Perfect for kiddos, the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam will help get all their energy out after munching on Walt Disney World’s festive Halloween treats!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pirates

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Perhaps most entertaining of all the added experiences takes place at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Live pirates interact with Guests at different locations inside the iconic ride.

As most Disney fans know, pirates can be some pretty mischievous characters. Jack Sparrow isn’t the only rascal to be up to his no-good antics. But how does a Guest know if one of these boisterous mateys is joking or being serious when they are such unreliable sources?

A TikTok creator, @idreamofdisney21, posted a video drawing attention to a character interaction at the swashbuckling experience. A little girl can be seen visiting a pirate in his jail cell. But, some Guests cannot tell if the character is acting or if he’s really annoyed with the child.

As the little girl stands in front of him with her toys, the pirate tells her to go away. He gets a bit sarcastic when she fails to move, repeating his request for her to go away! The girl finally catches on and starts to move.

The comments section had mixed reviews from viewers, with some frowning upon the interaction. The TikToker responded, “It is part of the Disney Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and she wouldn’t let him out of the brig.”

So, what do you think? Did this pirate-clad Cast Member lose his cool, or was he just staying in character?

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.